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Working hard for the money

It's always worked hard for the money, but the new Navara NP300 does the business better than ever.

Nissan gets down to business with its new Navara NP300.

A new world of Discovery

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - it's up for it.

Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport - think of this as Disco-lite.

Audi almost a self-driver

The new second-generation Audi Q7, just launched in New Zealand.

Audi has just launched its latest-generation Q7 SUV, with its importer claiming it is the closest yet to a self-driving vehicle.

Kia reveals new look Sportage

The new Sportage's face has had a significant redesign.

Korean brand showcases sharp new style for mid-sized SUV.

Sorento - for town and country

New Sorento brings heightened levels of quality and refinement, as well as more space, improved dynamics and better looks.

The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country. So is there anything awry with it?

New engine to boost Prado

The facelifted Toyota Prado.

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

Thailand X Rated

BMW's xDrive line up tackles Northern Thailand.

We were invited along to drive the range of BMW X machines in Asia recently, to experience their abilities and take in a few sights.

New Ranger leads Ford charge

Who'd have guessed that the Ranger would top both commercial and overall sales in New Zealand?

The arrival of the latest version of Ford's and NZ's biggest-selling vehicle is only the start of things.

Mazda's top-selling CX-5 facelifted

The facelifted Mazda CX-5 Limited diesel, showing off its new nose.

Mazda's most popular passenger vehicle is the CX-5 SUV is an even better car after a facelift which also includes updated safety specs.

The not-so-little ute that can?

The D-Max LS-T two-wheel drive ute, the latest addition to a growing fleet of Isuzu utes.

Isuzu has an ambitious plan for NZ - it wants its utes to become the third most popular in the country.

Meet a NZ-only ute

The Isuzu D-Max LT-S.

Say hello to a one-tonne ute that's unique to New Zealand.

Is this the Rolls-Royce SUV? gallery

A computer-generated concept of what the Rolls-Royce SUV will look like.

This vehicle shapes as the new face of luxury motoring that the mega-rich will crave.

Big US trucks get more refined and expensive

Today's top-of-the-line trucks boast a slew of amenities, including the 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Crew Cab 4x4, and in the US, consumer demand is strong.

America's big trucks go hi-tech with bling as demand surges for the luxurious beasts.

Sorento poised to cash in

The new third-generation Kia Sorento, with its more upright nose, mesh grille and wraparound headlights.

Kia's new third-generation Sorento couldn't have been launched at a better time - when the popularity of large SUVs is going through the roof.

Inside the new Toyota Fortuner

The new Toyota HiLux (top) and Fortuner (bottom) share key equipment.

HiLux-based wagon takes a different approach to seven-seat rivals.

America's truck now a plaything for the rich

Ford F-150. Top, 1974 and 2015 editions.

How did the once-spartan Ford F-150 become so dolled-up, and less middle-class, than ever?

Swinging in the Rain video

A Ford Everest ploughs its way along a very muddy access road in northern Thailand mountain country.

Remote mountain country, elephants, subsistence living, and a swing festival all feature in Ford's launch of its new SUV.

Mitsi's all-new Sport SUV

Angular design lends a whole new modern look to the Pajero and Challenger line-ups.

We won't be getting this Mitsubishi until early 2016 and quite where it will fit into the line-up is a moot point.

Jaguar F-Pace concept out and about gallery

Jaguar's F-Pace concept is test driven in the cold of Sweden.

Jaguar has been putting its first performance crossover through its paces before its official reveal in September.

First drive: New Ford SUV scales new heights

Ford's new Everest SUV is put through its paces by motoring journalists in a Thailand jungle.

New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Spy shot reveals new Mitsubishi

A spy shot of the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger.

Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

Ford's new Everest SUV won't be cheap in NZ

Ford's new Everest SUV at its launch in Thailand.

Pricing has been announced for Ford's new Aussie-developed SUV the Everest, which will be launched in New Zealand in September.

Lexus puts the sport into SUV

The Lexus NX200t F Sport - powered by a very good turbocharged engine and offering specially sporting ride and handling.

The sporting version of the Lexus NX200t range is the model appropriately badged F Sport.

For life's journey

Odyssey more people-mover like than before which probably won't appeal to everyone.

Once the kids are done with car seats, the Honda Odyssey is fairly hard to beat for trafficking humans.

Toyota confirms new SUV model for NZ

The all new Toyota Fortuner which has been confirmed for the New Zealand market.

Toyota has confirmed a new SUV for the New Zealand market next year.

A peek inside the new Hilux

New Toyota HiLux SR5 dual-cab interior.

Tech and space upgrades highlight new work horse interior.

Volvo launches big new XC90

The new second-generation Volvo XC90, just launched in New Zealand.

When the first XC90 was launched in 2003 it was a game changer for Volvo.

Ten F1 cars for the open road gallery

The McLaren F1 was a true supercar built for the purist.

What happens when you take professional F1 technology and inject it into a road car?

New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

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